Malawi Cricket Union President, Vivek Ganesan, has earned recognition on the international stage after being elected into Africa Cricket Association (ACA) board.
Ganesan, who founded the Cricket Academy based at Saint Andrews International High School in Blantyre, has been elected as ACA Director responsible for Southern Africa.
He was elected during ACA’s annual general meeting held at the Southern Sun Garden Court, Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend.
The Malawi cricket boss said he was encouraged by his appointment and also the media coverage his association’s development efforts are receiving from international media organisations such as Al Jazeera Television and Times magazine.
“The recognition gives us leverage when we are talking to the International Cricket Council and also the corporate world for support,” Ganesan said in an interview.
Ganesan will be in charge of Southern Africa cricket development programmes, Ugandan Eric Kamara will take charge of East Africa, Johnny Gomez (Gambia) will overseeing North/West Africa Region.
ACA also elected Jackie Janmohammed, Chairperson of Cricket Kenya, as its President on a two-year term.
She replaces Kwesi Sagoe of Nigeria who held the position for six years.
“Janmohammed, popularly known as Jackie in the world of cricket, thus becomes not only the first lady to hold the position but also the first Kenyan,” reads a statement from ACA.
Her executive comprises Vice Chairperson, William Ampofo (Ghana), Finance Director, Dipankar Sengupta, (Mozambique), Tournament Director, Hester Khan, (Namibia), Development Director, Girish Ramakrishna, (Botswana), Marketing Executive, Cassim Suleiman, (South Africa).
A vibrant writer who gives a great insight on hot topics and issues